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speck

noun (n)

  • a very small spot (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: pinpoint
    Example:
    The plane was just a speck in the sky.
    source: wordnet30
  • (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything (noun.substance)
    source: wordnet30
  • a slight but appreciable amount (noun.quantity)
    Synonym: hint, jot, mite, pinch, soupcon, tinge, touch
    source: wordnet30
  • The blubber of whales or other marine mammals; also, the fat of the hippopotamus. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A small discolored place in or on anything, or a small place of a color different from that of the main substance; a spot; a stain; a blemish; as, a speck on paper or loth; specks of decay in fruit. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • produce specks in or on (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Speck the cloth.
    source: wordnet30
  • To cause the presence of specks upon or in, especially specks regarded as defects or blemishes; to spot; to speckle; as, paper specked by impurities in the water used in its manufacture. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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